Where to go for Valentine’s Day 2020 in St. Louis
$50 or less
Akar: The take-home dinner for two consists of shrimp cocktail, two six-ounce beef filets with root vegetables, and warm chocolate lava cake with raspberry compote and two bottles of Valdo prosecco and a half bottle of Clos du Bois merlot. $100. Available February 11–15. Not available for dine-in. 7641 Wydown, 314-553-9914.
Baetje Farms: Surprise a loved one with something small, such as a goat cheese heart. The acclaimed farm offers a variety of flavors: plain, herb, three pepper, cranberry orange, pumpkin walnut, dark chocolate raspberry, garlic and chives, and Bavarian lemon curd. $12 individual, three for $30. 8932 Jackson School, Bloomsdale, 573-483-9021.
Baileys’ Restaurants: Baileys’ family of restaurants offers an assortment of Valentine’s Day boxes filled with chocolates, macarons, cocktail mixes, and more for any situation, from the engagement event box to the ValenTEEN box. Prices range from $37–$120, depending on occasion. Valentine brunch at home is also available with specialized kits from Rooster, including a sweet and savory crepe kit, slinger kits, and cocktail kits for less than $50. Available for pickup February 12–14. Pickup at Rooster on S. Grand, 314-494-2174.
The Boathouse at Forest Park: A special menu features smoked tri-tip; cranberry balsamic chicken; smoked salmon filet; portobella mushroom ravioli; and a variety of appetizers, soups, and salads. New York-style cheesecake and raspberry chocolate tart are offered for dessert. Menu available February 13 and 14 from 4–8 p.m. Reservations only. 6101 Government, Forest Park, 314-619-5407.
Bonefish Grill: The Filet and Lobster Tail dinner features a 7-ounce filet and steamed cold water lobster tail accompanied with an exclusive Weedon Island wine blend. Approximately $35 per person. Available for dine-in and carryout February 4–14. Open for dine-in on Valentine’s Day from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. 8780 Eager, 314-918-1649.
Brio Italian Grille: The prix fixe menu consists of Romano-crusted Chilean sea bass, beef medallions with shrimp and black pepper cream sauce, and molten chocolate cake. $29.99. Specials are offered for dine-in and carryout February 12–14. Open for Valentine’s Day from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. 1601 S. Lindbergh, 314-432-4410.
Hunkered down for Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day? Enjoy fondue and dinner for two at home courtesy of Butler’s Pantry. The two-course, heat and eat dinner includes a soup or salad with a choice of seafood, chicken, pork, beef, or vegetarian options. Then choose between a cheese or chocolate fondue, complete with all the fixings. $75. Add a bottle of wine, tablecloth, and candles to complete the experience. Order here by February 10; delivery is available (restrictions apply). 1414 Park, 314-664-7680.
Cobalt Smoke & Sea: The Creve Coeur restaurant will be open for socially distanced dining, but is also offering a Valentine’s Whiskey Box. Each box contains 2-ounce pours of Yellowstone Hand Picked Single Barrel 115 proof, Buffalo Trace, and Uncle Nearest 1856. Also included are Blanton’s Bourbon Brownies, Weller 12 Truffles, and an Uncle Nearest Whiskey Glass. $50. Pre-orders are mandatory. Pick up on 2/10-2/13. Order online here. 12643 Olive, 314-548-6220.
Dalie’s Smokehouse: Choose from smoked prime rib (in two sizes), or smoked stuffed chicken breasts, stuffed with Dalie’s smoked ham and a blend of goat cheese, cream cheese, smoky dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, and fresh spinach, topped with a lemon raspberry BBQ sauce that gets bruleed after smoking. Dinners come with baked potato and one side. Finish with chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake for two. Prime rib ($27.95/$35.95), stuffed chicken, $24.95. 2951 Dougherty Ferry, 636-529-1898.
Eleven Eleven Mississippi: Offering an a la carte menu with a wide selection of appetizers and entrees, such as 12-ounce char crust dry rubbed ribeye, pan-seared scallops, pan-seared chicken breast marsala, petite filet Oscar, a vegetarian option, and more.
Entrées range from $17.29–$36.99. Three-four course dinner offers your choice from black pepper bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, chicken Alfredo, grilled salmon, or eggplant parmesan. Dessert features a crème custard napoleon flourless chocolate cake. Three-course dinner $47.99, Four-course dinner $52.99. To-go menu available. 1111 Mississippi, 314-241-9999.
Grace Meat + Three: For $50, spruce up your stay-at-home date night with a whole bird of chef Rick Lewis’ fried chicken, a pint of sides, and a chocolate chess pie, as well as a bottle of champagne, a small candle, and a flower bouquet. Grace is also open for dining in on Valentine’s Day on a first come, first served basis. New this year: fried chicken bouquets that feature a half dozen pieces of chicken dressed in herbs and baby’s breath, with burgundy mini carnations and a side buttermilk lime dressing packaged in a 23.5-inch box for $20. Pre-order and pick up on Valentine’s Day. 4270 Manchester, 314-520-8182.
Herbie’s: A special Valentine’s Day menu offers a 16-ounce prime New York strip, pan-seared scallop, a chocolate biscotti topped with dark chocolate and caramel, and specialty-themed cocktails. Entrées are $52 and $42, respectively. The full menu is also available. Dine-in or pickup February 12–14. Open Valentine’s Day from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. 8100 Maryland, 314-769-9595.
Holy Molé: Mission Taco Joint’s ghost kitchen concept features a modern Mexican feast with favorite dishes from former restaurant Milagro Modern Mexican. Entrées include shrimp and grits, carne asada, enchiladas, pollo relleno, and more. Dessert includes a Mexican chocolate crème brûlée. Delivery and pickup options available. Order by February 13, and pick up February 14 from 5–7 p.m. 286 East, 314-527-0323.
Innsbrook Clubhouse Bar + Grill: Enjoy a four-course Sweetheart Dinner with a live performance from the Charles Glenn Duo. Dinner includes a choice of seafood bisque or salad, crab cakes, a choice of surf ‘n’ turf entrées, and a dessert. The package also includes a bottle of house chardonnay. $50 per person. 6–10 p.m. 1 Aspen Way, Innsbrook. Call 636-928-3366 ext. 9206 to make a reservation.
Kimchi Guys: The restaurant on Laclede’s Landing is offering two Korean fried chicken heart boxes to go. Choose between crispy fried chicken tenders or wings. Both are dressed in sauce, and boxes include waffle fries and white radish kimchi. $22.95–$27.95. Pre-order, then pick up February 13–14. 612 N. 2nd, 314-766-4456.
Nathaniel Reid Bakery: Chef Reid is preparing a special Valentine’s package with dark chocolate raspberry tea mousse, chocolate cake, raspberry coulis, and more for $35. The Kirkwood bakery will also offer Guyana-style cakes made with hazelnut croquant, dark chocolate mousse, and chocolate creme brûlée. Chocolate-covered strawberries, macarons, and other pastries are available to order. Orders can be placed from February 2-10 and picked up February 13 at the latest. Closed Valentine’s Day. 11243 Manchester, 314-858-1019.
Pangea: The St. Charles restaurant is offering a three-course meal for two and a take-home meal kit. The former, available February 12 and 13 for $90 per couple, features tomato bisque, Caesar salad, a 6-ounce filet, wild mushroom and asparagus risotto, and chocolate-covered heart cake with strawberry cream. For $110, the latter includes a bottle of wine; a pint of tomato bisque; two six-ounce seasoned filets, asparagus, and roasted red potatoes; and two chocolate cake hearts with strawberry cream. (Place order by February 6.) 3245 Rue Royale. 636-757-3579.
Public School House’s Pop-Up ‘Love Shack’: The la carte menu features pretzel bites, spinach artichoke dip, beef tenderloin sliders, grilled Sicilian shrimp, and dark chocolate lava cake with a lineup of specialty cocktails. Available through February 13. Reservations are required, and guests must arrive 15 minutes early. 5546 Chestnut, St. Charles, 636-720-1905.
Retreat Gastropub: Offering a special three-course dinner for dine-in and takeout. $45 per person. Dinner on Valentine’s Day will be available from 4–10 p.m. 6 N. Sarah, 314-261-4497.
Schlafly Beer: Offering “Beer Bouquets”–create your own six-pack from a selection of favorite and seasonal Schlafly beers, such as the Coffee Stout and Tasmanian IPA, packaged in a decorated box. $8.99. Available starting February 1. All locations.
Square One Brewery: The Lafayette Square brewery is serving an aphrodisiac-inspired prix fixe dinner prepared by the chef, brewer, and distiller. The meal features three or four courses. Three courses for $45, four courses for $55. Offered February 13 and 14 from 5–9 p.m. 1727 Park, 314-231-2537.
The Art of Entertaining: The Valentine’s Dinner for Two includes spinach and artichoke cheesecake, salad, beef tenderloin, shrimp piccata, asparagus spears, ciabatta rolls with butter, and Chef Tom’s triple layer chocolate cake. $65 for two. Pick up February 12–13. 8796 Big Bend, 314-963-9899.
The Chase Club: The special menu includes an 8-ounce filet, pea purée, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and apricot merlot reduction for $41. A slice of chocolate lava cake topped with strawberries and whipped topping can be added for $11. Champagne specials are also available. 212 N. Kingshighway, 314-454-9000.
Volpi Foods: Offering a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Box for Two with Volpi’s Genoa salami, Volpi’s prosciutto, and a variety of nuts, dried fruits, and chocolates. $15. Available to order February 9–13 with a 24-hour notice before pickup. Closed on Valentine’s Day. 5256 Daggett, 314-446-7950.
White Box Catering: Featuring a Valentine’s Day dinner to-go with your selection of white wine chicken, pesto feta salmon, or eight-ounce beef tenderloin with your choice of appetizer, sides, and dessert. Ranges from $20–$25. Available February 10–13. Wide selection of dessert boxes for $25. Available February 8–13. 314-420-5977.
Yellowbelly: Serving a three-course Surf n’ Turf dinner with your choice of salad or crab fritters and a chocolate coconut trifle cake. $50 per person. Available for dine in and carryout. Dine in on Valentine’s Day from 5–10 p.m. 4659 Lindell, 314-499-1509.
612North: The catering and event space is offering a four-course dinner with amuse bouche, house salad, either chicken Milanese or filet mignon, chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream, and a complimentary glass of champagne for dine-in guests. $59.95 per person. Available for dine-in and carryout February 13–14 from 5–9 p.m. 612 N. 2nd, 314-241-3474.
Avenue: The Clayton restaurant is serving a four-course meal featuring a variety of options for each course: a choice of crab salad, potato soup, lobster bisque, smoked salmon, yellowfin tuna, or potato gnocchi for two courses; a choice of eggplant involtini, Parmesan risotto, roasted Scottish salmon, filets of sole and shrimp, boneless beef short ribs, or roasted chicken breast for the entrée; and a choice of lemon tart, bread pudding, apple crisp, chocolate mousse, or flourless chocolate cake for dessert. $75 per person. Open on Valentine’s Day from 5–9 p.m. Regular menu also available for carryout only. 12 N. Meramec, 314-727-4141.
Bishop’s Post: An all-inclusive three-course dinner includes either lobster bisque or salad, a choice between surf n’ turf with a twice baked potato and grilled asparagus or pan-seared Chilean sea bass, and house-made triple chocolate fudge cake. $75 per person. Available February 9–14. Dine-in hours on Valentine’s Day are 11 a.m.–9 p.m. 16125 Chesterfield Parkway W., 636-536-9404.
Brasserie by Niche: Dinner specials include a potato and leek soup, pan roasted scallops, and a rose, cardamom, and lemon spiced Savarin cake with white chocolate, strawberry pomegranate cream. Order as a three-course meal for $55 per person. Also available as individual meals. Brunch served on Valentine’s Day from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Menu available from 5–10 p.m. February 12–14. 4580 Laclede, 314-454-0600.
Bristol Seafood Grill: The three-course menu offers salad options, lobster bisque or spicy Creole gumbo, filet thermidor or a surf and turf option, and crème brulee or chocolate velvet cake for dessert. $125 for two. Available February 12–14 for dine in or carryout. 11801 Olive, 314-567-0272.
Bugatti’s: Serving a four-course meal with a selection from Aranchini, Colossal shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, Caesar salad, truffle and ricotta gnocchi, pan roasted salmon, roasted Amish half chicken, or a Surf n’ Turf special for an additional $35, followed by a chocolate torte for dessert. Dinner is $60 per person. Available on Valentine’s Day from 4–9 p.m.1 Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, 636-940-4471.
Café la Vie: For $65 per person, the Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu (available from 5–9 p.m.) features a five-course meal with Dungeness crab cornet, a choice of Maine lobster fettuccine Alfredo, or dry-aged strip loin with short rib croquette, and either passion fruit crème brûlée or chocolate mousse. The Galentine’s Day brunch, on February 13 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., offers mimosa bottle service, specialty cocktails, a DJ, decorative photo ops, and more. The brunch menu includes Joy Duck Spud–tater tots loaded with duck confit turkey, fontina cheese fondue, chili, oil, scallions, and sweet drop peppers, as well as A League of Their S’More French Toast, topped with chocolate ganache, marshmallow cream, and crushed graham cracker. 7730 Bonhomme. Call 314-719-4318 to make a reservation.
Cinder House: Chefs Gerard Craft and Josh Adams are offering a romantic three-course dinner featuring diver scallop, king trumpet mushrooms, sea cress, leeks, or brown butter mushroom emulsion for the first course; a choice of wagyu flatiron steak or prawn and sea urchin vatapá for the second course; and Valrhona Illanka (a silky chocolate mousse with black currant, raspberry and hazelnut) for dessert. Dinner comes with two glasses of sparkling wine. $72 per person. Available February 12–14 from 5–10 p.m. 999 N. 2nd St. Call 314-881-5759 to make a reservation.
Cooper’s Hawk: The three-course meal kit to-go provides a charcuterie board loaded with cheeses and sliced meats, filet medallions and lobster tails for an entrée, following with hand-crafted Bailey’s chocolates. $109.99 for two. 1146 Town and Country Crossing, 636-489-0059.
Cyrano’s Cafe: For brunch on Valentine’s Day, the Webster Groves staple is serving flambees table-side for brunch—French-toast style, topped with strawberries and bananas—for $40. The restaurant’s also offering a specialty menu on February 13 and 14, with prices ranging between $115, $145, and $165 per couple, depending on the number of courses. Those who prefer to stay at home can enjoy a carryout meal and a virtual concert with singer Erin Bode. Open Valentine’s Day from 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. 603 E. Lockwood, 314-963-3232.
Drunken Fish: The Valentine’s Drunken Love Dinner, for $119, consists of a six-course meal for two with edamame and hummus, lobster spring roll, miso soup, house salad with ginger dressing, and a choice of combo rolls. And enjoy strawberry cheesecake makimono or fried banana with vanilla ice cream for dessert. The restaurant’s also offering takeout sushi heart boxes. Available February 12–14. All locations.
Edera: Chef Andrew’s “Be My Quarantine” video shows you how to prepare your choice of a Bistro steak ($125 for two) or Garganelli pasta ($95 for two). Each dinner comes with chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of red wine, a split of prosecco, and a lemon candle. Delivery option available. 48 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-7227.
J. Gilbert’s: The three-course menu for two features salad and soup options, choice of filet Thermidor or surf and turf, and either crème brulee or chocolate mousse cake. $125. Available February 12–14 for dine in or carryout. 174 W. County Center, 314-965-4600.
The Melting Pot: Choose between three salads and five entrées, including lobster tail, filet mignon, teriyaki marinated sirloin chicken, shrimp, or pasta. Then, of course, there’s the fondue. Cheese options include French onion gruyere, garlic and herb, or cheddar, accompanied with a charcuterie board and breads and vegetables for dipping. Chocolate fondue options include banana foster, caramel toffee crunch, or bourbon pecan, with all the fixings. $130 for two. Menu available all month. 294 Lamp and Lantern Village, Chesterfield. Call 636-207-6358 to make a reservation.
Pastaria: The Lasagna for Lovers Special features a butternut squash lasagna, choice of salad, dessert, and a bottle of champagne. $65. Butternut squash lasagna available as a separate entrée for $19,95. Dinner will be served on Valentine’s Day from 4–9 p.m. 7734 Forsyth, 314-862-6603.
Robust Wine Bar: The Webster Groves wine bar is serving a three-course tasting menu for $55 per person with herbed goat cheese arancini, your choice between filet or Australian sea bass, and a chocolate torte. Available February 12–14 for dine-in, pickup, and delivery. 227 W. Lockwood, 314-963-0033.
Russell’s on Macklind: The special four-course dinner contains grilled focaccia with baked fontina, lemon, and herbs; a choice of salad or lobster bisque; a choice of citrus-brined Cornish hen, steak frites au poivre, or potato-wrapped sea bass; and dessert. The price is dependent on entrée and ranges from $64–$72. Available February 12–14. 5400 Murdoch, 314-553-9994.
Seven at Seven Gables Inn: For $60 per person, the Clayton establishment is serving a four-course meal with your choice of calamari fritti, shrimp scampi, heart of spinach dip, or kale frites for the first course; salad or vegetable soup for the second; scallops, mahi mahi, salmon, classic risotto, or a 6-ounce filet with crab legs for an entrée; and bread pudding or crème brûlée for dessert. Open on Valentine’s Day from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. 26 N. Meramec, 314-863-8400.
Union 30: A four-course meal includes your choice of pan-seared scallops, spinach and artichoke dip, flash-fried calamari, or a charcuterie board; three salad options; two entrées of either smoked pecan chicken, Hereford reserve filet, pan-seared balsamic salmon, or lobster diavolo; and a choice of two desserts including New York-style cheesecake, chocolate cake, St. Louis gooey butter cake, or Baklava brownie with vanilla ice cream. $150 for two. 705 Olive, 314-241-4300.
Veritas: Chef Mathis Stitt is offering three Valentine’s specials. Dinner features fresh oysters; beet salad with berries and bacon; lobster bisque; butternut tortellini; and a choice of beef tenderloin, rack of lamb, or pan-roasted fish. Each comes with a pair of decadent desserts. The dinner is $95 per person and an additional $50 for an exclusive wine pairing from Maison Louis Latour Winery, France’s oldest producers of world class wines. The takeout dinner includes tomato bacon marinara with a baguette, beet salad, pickled shrimp salad, beef tenderloin, and a chocolate dessert; it is $130 for two and another $60 for a wine pairing. The to-go meal is available for pickup February 13 from 3–5 p.m. Finally, breakfast at home features freshly squeezed orange juice, ham strata, lamb sausage, cherry coffee cake, and a half-pound of thick-sliced bacon. $50. It’s available for pickup February 13 from 3–5 p.m. Veritas is also serving brunch on Valentine’s Day from 9–2 p.m. Dinner service starts at 6 p.m. 15860 Fountain Plaza, Chesterfield. Call 636-227-6800 to make reservations.
Vicia: For $150, couples can enjoy the Valentine’s experience complete with a beef trip tip bourguignon-like dish with beef stuffed mushrooms, turnips, and caramelized onion au jus, potato and beef fat pommes anna, seared Maine diver scallops, salad, milk bread and butter, and a chocolate trifle cake. Pickup February 12–14 between 5–7 p.m. Also offering a date-night delivered experience with a farmer’s feast, bottled botanical beverage, custom wine pairing, and breakfast package with pastries and refreshments delivered to your door for $250. Available Wednesdays through Saturdays. Additional charge over Valentine’s Day weekend. 4260 Forest Park, 314-553-9239.
Winslow’s Table: Michael and Tara Gallina’s U. City restaurant is offering several takeout options. A Valentine’s dinner features a three-course meal that includes a choice of bistro steak, roasted chicken, or sweet potato agnolotti. A surf and turf option is also available for $15. Dinner is $55 per person. Signature Sweets Platters include an assortment of house-made cookies, brownies, and Winslow’s bars for $28–$42. And a Valentine’s Day cookie-decorating kit is available for $20. 7213 Delmar, 314-725-7559.
$76 and Up
The Crossing: The acclaimed Clayton restaurant is serving a $100-per-person four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day, complete with smoked trout mousse; a choice between Hudson valley foie gras, spaghetti, taglioni, or pumpkin agnolotti; a selection of entrées including creekstone New York strip, New Zealand venison, yellowfin, or red snapper; and chocolate torte, fried strawberry pie, or lemon ginger crème brulee for dessert. 7823 Forsyth, 314-721-7375.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: The popular steakhouse is serving a three-course steak and lobster dinner for two with a bottle of wine. The meal includes lobster bisque, a choice of a 6-ounce filet or 5- to 6-ounce cold water lobster tail, macaroni cheese, and double chocolate mousse. $169 for two. Menu available on Valentine’s Day with limited availability remaining. 999 N. 2nd, inside Lumiere Place Casino and Hotel, 314-725-4008.
SqWires: The Valentine’s Dinner for Two provides four courses: butternut squash bisque; beet salad; a choice of stuffed portobello mushroom, seafood risotto, Tuscan chicken, or filet mignon; and flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Dinner is accompanied with a half bottle of Gruet champagne. The price is dependent on entrée and ranges from $83–$130. Order by noon on February 11, and pick up from 1–5 p.m. on February 12 or 13, or between 1–3 p.m. February 14. Open for dine-in on Valentine’s Day from 9 a.m.–2 p.m., when the new Annex Sunday brunch stations will be available. 1415 S. 18th, 314-865-3522.
The Ritz-Carlton: The three-course menu includes lobster bisque or a Malpeque oyster flight for the first course, grilled beef tenderloin or pan-seared sea bass for the second course, and a turtle dove chocolate tart or white chocolate crème brûlée for dessert. $80 per person. Available February 12–14 from 5–10 p.m. 100 Carondelet Plaza, 314-719-1433.
$100 and Up
Blood + Sand: The downtown restaurant is serving a five-course Valentine’s Day tasting experience. The menu features a variety of seafood, smoked duck, beef, and dessert. Available February 13 from 5–9 p.m. $150 per person. 1500 Saint Charles, 314-241-7263.
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis: Those interested in both a spa and culinary adventure should consider Spa After Dark Package, which includes a candle-lit and rose petal three-course dinner in the relaxation lounge overlooking the Mississippi River , 80-minute massages in the Couple’s Suite, access to the infrared sauna, whirlpools, steam rooms, and more. Pricing for the package starts at $1,800 and requires a seven-day advance notice. Call 314-881-5758 to make a reservation. 999 N. Second, 314-881-5800.
Hamilton Hospitality: Learn how to prepare a romantic Valentine’s dinner from a Hamilton restaurant Chef on February 13. All you need is the “dinner kit” which includes a porterhouse steak, green beans, Tillamook cheddar potatoes, and a flourless chocolate cake. $235 per couple. Wine selection available. Pick up at PW Pizza from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. on February 12 or 12 p.m.–5 p.m. on February 13. Event is from 6–6:20 p.m. on February 13 via Zoom. 2017 Chouteau, 314-241-7799.
The Last Kitchen: The four-course dinner prepared by Chef Enoch Simpson features Nashville hot tuna tartine with seared sushi grade tuna, shrimp carbonara, Fitz’s Root Beer glazed short ribs, and more. Each course is paired with a glass of wine. $280 for two. Available February 12 and 13 from 7–10 p.m. 1501 Washington, located inside The Last Hotel, 866-752-7700.
For additional romantic options (and the exact table you should request, if available), check out dining editor George Mahe’s roundup from February 2018.
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